Wednesday, 5 May 2010

BOXING CLEVER: DURHAM JOHNNY TARHEEL TOY HELICOPTER BOX IMAGE RESTORATION


Earlier on in the year a very kind reader donated a Durham 'Johnny Tarheel' Helicopter to the Moonbase collection. The embattled toy and box were sent by ambulance to WOTAN'S HOSPITAL FOR TOYS, where after lengthy surgery they have been recovering in Intensive Care. More on them later. Prior to hospitalisation, I took scans of the flattened box, complete with missing sections, ragged edges and water stains, as can be seen in the top picture. One long winter's night I had a go at restoring the box shape and imagery, which was a lot of fun I must say, even though I was limited by the 'Paint' programme. See what you think - bottom picture. All I need now is access to a printer capable of printing A3. Anyone else restored box art like this?

5 comments:

  1. **Toad shakes head** No, I've never tried restoring a box as badly damaged as that.

    How did you do it, Woodsy? Did you copy and paste from non-damaged images of the box, or did you have to recreate it?

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  2. I copied and pasted missing areas and recreated lettering by using the letters already on the box - using copy and paste as well. I'm sure our Graphics readers could do a much better shop with Photoshop but it'll do for me! I'd love to do a paper restoration course though - I've seen restored comic covers and have no idea how they've done it!

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  3. I mean't to say a much better job not shop!

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  4. Hee, hee. See, we really do need edit facilities for these comments ^_^

    I'm impressed by your results. As for paper restoration, I have no idea either. Maybe they have to weave the fibres of the papers together? But yes, wouldn't it be cool to be able to do that at home for our damaged comics!

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